Before and After: Dorm Room Ottomans to Rustic Modern Bench

By: Brittni mehlhoff Nov 21, 2014

These two ottomans from Target are fine and dandy, but they're about to get a whole lot better. See how these two furniture pieces will go from dorm room-looking ottomans to a rustic modern… Continue Reading

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How To: Make Geometric Wooden Candle Holders

By: Rachel mae smith Nov 19, 2014
DIY Wooden Candle Holders
Photo: Rachel Mae Smith

Now that chillier weather has hit Portland, I've become a bit obsessed with candles. There's just something about them that makes any home cozy. And don't even get me started on those fall scents! To mix things up this season (from my traditional metallic ways), I decided to go rustic and make a few candle holders out of… Continue Reading

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Before and After: An Outdated NYC Apartment gets a DIY Makeover

By: Capreek Nov 17, 2014

This one bedroom apartment in New York City was horribly outdated and in need of some serious, serious style help. (That plastic-covered sofa is going to haunt me in my dreams.) When the new owners got the keys, THANK GOODNESS, they quickly got to work re-inventing this 500 square foot space, transforming it into a rustic, Scandinavian-inspired retreat in the heart of… Continue Reading

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Roundup: 20 Stylish DIY Textile Projects for Your Thanksgiving Table

By: Capreek Nov 13, 2014

Thanksgiving is just around the corner! It's time to start thinking about the centerpiece for all that scrumptious food: the dining table. From napkins to table runners to placemats, we've rounded up 20 easy DIY table linen ideas for Turkey Day this… Continue Reading

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How To: Make a Cozy T-Shirt Shag Rug

By: Diy maven Nov 11, 2014

Lana used new Jersey fabric to make her oh-so-cozy rug, but one could easily use a bunch of old t-shirts as well. Imagine the hodgepodge of color that might result using them! But I digress. All we need to make one is aContinue Reading

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Make It: Rustic DIY Wire Laundry Hamper

By: Capreek Nov 10, 2014

It seems like laundry hampers fall into two categories: stylish but ridiculously overpriced OR something that looks like it belongs in a dorm room surrounded by week-old pizza. So where do you find a good looking hamper on a student-sized budget? Right here, my… Continue Reading

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How-To: Rustic Wood Wall

By: Rachel mae smith Nov 07, 2014

DIY Wood WallIf you're looking to spruce up the walls in your home, but want something a little more than the traditional coat of paint, consider making a wood wall! Not only will it warm up your space, but it also adds a rich and rustic texture that can't be achieved through… Continue Reading

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Make It: DIY Mid-Century Table Numbers

By: Capreek Nov 06, 2014

Hosting a big group for Thanksgiving this year? Add a homey touch with these modern DIY house number table… Continue Reading

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Trend Alert: 10 Feather-Inspired DIY Projects

By: Faith-towers Nov 06, 2014

Trend Alert: 10 Feather-Inspired DIY Projects

Feathers became popular a year or two ago, but lately they've been taking over the internet... it seems like every time I scroll down the page on Pinterest there's another feather-inspired piece. So I thought I'd share ten of my favorite feathery finds with all of… Continue Reading

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Roundup: 10 Easy Fall Entertaining DIY Projects

By: Faith-towers Nov 04, 2014

10 Easy Fall Entertaining DIY Projects

I don't know about you, but the arrival of autumn always makes me want to host dinner parties. And Thanksgiving is right around the corner, too. So I thought I would share some fun, easy and beautiful DIY projects perfect for fall… Continue Reading

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How-To: Chalkboard Log Slice Place Cards for Thanksgiving

By: Rachel mae smith Nov 03, 2014

Log Slice Place Cards by Dream Green DIYNow that Halloween is over, there's only a few weeks left until what may be your biggest dinner party of the year. Instead of having your guest scramble/fight for their seats, prep by making these chalkboard log slice place… Continue Reading

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Make It: Easy DIY Wooden Ladder Wardrobe

By: Capreek Oct 30, 2014

Whether you're looking for some entryway storage or your bedroom is short on closet space, this clever DIY wardrobe is the perfect solution!  … Continue Reading

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Roundup: 10 Fantastic DIY Projects Using Brown Kraft Paper

By: Faith-towers Oct 30, 2014

10 Fantastic DIY Projects Using Brown Kraft Paper

I have a rather large, seemingly endless roll of brown kraft paper, so I'm always on the lookout for fun ways to use it. I've been running across quite a few lately... here are ten of my… Continue Reading

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Make It: DIY Woven Hanging Planters

By: Capreek Oct 22, 2014

What do you get when you combine textile wall art and hanging planters? This awesome DIY planter project, of… Continue Reading

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How-To: Make a Decorative Leaf Mobile

By: Rachel mae smith Oct 22, 2014

DIY Fall Leaf MobileIt's not often that I decorate my home for fall (aside from the classic pumpkin, of course). Perhaps it's because I tend to go budget-big for Christmas, but seasonal decor usually sits on the back burner during this time of year. Well, not this year. Things are about to change because I figured out a way to decorate for next to nothing! Chances are you already have everything on hand now… Continue Reading

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How To: DIY Modern Farmhouse-Style Bathroom Vanity

By: Capreek Oct 20, 2014

Looking for a way to update your current bathroom without overhauling the entire space? Check out this awesome DIY vanity… Continue Reading

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Roundup: 10 DIY Projects that use Natural Elements

By: Rachel mae smith Oct 17, 2014

10 DIYS That Use Natural Elements

Some of my favorite projects are those I was able to do for cheap, if not completely free. It's always satisfying to make something out of what appears to be nothing, don't you think? And there's really no better resource to use for those projects than your own… Continue Reading

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How To: Make a Rolling Firewood Cart

By: Capreek Oct 14, 2014

Over the summer, we shared plenty of DIY fire pit ideas. While we're well into October, it's still backyard fire pit season if you ask me. (I kinda feel like fall might even be a better time to enjoy an outdoor fire since it's actually chilly at night!). Of course, to have a fire you need wood -- and a place to store… Continue Reading

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Decor Disputes: Is Dip-Dying (And 9 Other DIY Trends) REALLY Past Its Prime?

By: Diy maven Oct 14, 2014

Has dip-dying overstayed its welcome? Yes, according to Elle Decor. They say its meteoric rise in popularity has put it firmly on the 'cliche' list. If you DO want to do the dip, they suggest keeping the subjects small, like bowls and wooden spoons. (Although they laud the project pictured above as having been 'done properly.') The… Continue Reading

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Make It: DIY Stacked Plywood Bench

By: Capreek Oct 13, 2014

If you ever find yourself hanging out in the lumber section of your local hardware store, wondering what you could make with, say, a sheet or two of plywood, I have your answer right here: a stacked plywood… Continue Reading

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